Tag Archives: research

Prediction Markets – FAQs

This post has been written by Dr Jacqueline Thomson, Research Associate at the School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol. Introduction From our previous blog post (Prediction markets: a new tool to help assess research quality), we’ve received some questions and comments that we thought it would be useful to collate, together with our response. … Read more

Weighing up opportunities and challenges: The potential for a grant application analytics service

By Andrea Chiarelli, Rob Johnson and Ian Carter  In the context of the Jisc Research Analytics project, Research Consulting and Carter Research Navigation have been engaging universities, funders and technology providers to investigate views around a grant application analytics service leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and text and data mining (TDM) techniques. We used a mix … Read more

Research analytics service: From defining the problem to refining the solution

Introduction In my previous post (Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions) I gave an overview of the project, some background to research analytics at Jisc, and details on the discovery phase for a Research Analytics Service. In this post I’m going to update you on the progress made in the first … Read more

Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions

Introduction Jisc members are increasingly looking at the opportunities of using data to inform their planning and the way they pursue their own diverse missions. At Jisc, we’ve been looking at the potential of analytics services related to research that can support universities in making better decisions. In a recent blog post – Jisc, research … Read more

Opening to develop a research themed Analytics Lab

Analytics Labs is an exciting research environment within which we co-design new data derived products and services with our members and other customers. Labs focus on the burning issues facing the higher education sector, and the service is offered free to Jisc and HESA members. This post focuses in on an opportunity to get involved … Read more

Organisation Identifiers – the requirements for a trusted registry solution

The argument for unique, persistent and open persistent identifiers is one that is strong and difficult to argue against, particularly in the world of research when trying to link all the disparate research outputs to the research lifecycle. An example of such an identifier, and one that has proved to be successful, is the ORCID … Read more

Gathering effective advice on digital skills for research – our co-design workshop outcomes

On Tuesday 25th April 2017 three facilitators and 21 experts met at the Centre for Life in Newcastle. Our aim was to discuss digital skills for research needs in the sector. In doing this we also wanted to help determine Jisc’s role in delivering skills training and support. There was a big spread of interested … Read more

Research software sustainability workshop report

Introduction Research data management, preservation and sustainability, are issues frequently discussed and is even the theme of this blog. However, data is just one, albeit extremely important, output of research and often the software that has been used to produce much of this data is overlooked. There is often a dependency between the two but, … Read more

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Solutions for Paperless Research

Introduction For researchers working in labs the importance of recording experiments, results, workflows, etc in a notebook is engrained into you as a student. However, these paper-based solutions are not ideal when it comes to sharing and preservation. They pile on desks and shelves, vary in quality and often include printed data stuck in. To … Read more